Our Students


American Councils works exclusively with high school (ages 15-17) scholarship students. Alumni include heads of state, educators, entrepreneurs, and more. They are exemplary citizens of their countries and carry their positive experience of the U.S.—especially their host parent or family—throughout their lives. Learn more about some of our Featured Students below.

    Nina from Serbia is an ambitious and hard-working student who wants to follow in her father’s footsteps and become a surgeon. An avid skier, she loves the outdoors, taking her dog for long walks, and enjoying the surroundings of her city. Spending quality time with her family is very important to Nina. She says: “My parents have taught us a lot of things, the most important are being kind, honest, hardworking, and positive.”

    Nina describes herself as being very friendly and loves to go out with her friends. Nina understands the importance of strong friendships, and is looking forward to make new friends in the U.S. “It is fun to be with friends because they make you feel positive and help you get over all of your problems and dilemmas.”

    If your family likes to cook, Nina will be right there in the kitchen with you. She and her friends enjoy making new recipes and trying healthy foods.  If your family is more into watching TV together, Nina will fit right in. Her favorite shows to watch are “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Gossip Girl”, so she’ll feel right at home for your family’s binge-watching marathons! Don’t worry that Nina will be a couch potato, though- she also loves going to the theater and seeing concerts. 

     For Coordinators: Click here to access this student's application materials, entering your assigned SECOND username and password when prompted. (This is not the same username and password used to access the LC Corner.)

    Please keep in mind that student photos and application materials may only be shared with individuals and host families who have completed the 2017-18 host family application and have been approved by American Councils for the 2017-18 program year.

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